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It’s About Time, Kinder Morgan!

Long-suffering Kinder Morgan (KMI) longs got some welcome news this week. After nearly two years of reduced payouts, Kinder Morgan will be aggressively hiking its dividend next year. Kinder will be bumping its annual payout from $0.50 to $0.80 next year, and plans to push it to $1.25 per share by 2020. That amouts to […]

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The 7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Q3 and Beyond

The following is an excerpt from The 7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Q3 and Beyond The theme for the first half of 2017 was something to the effect of “Buy Amazon.com (AMZN) and dump pretty much everything else.” At least that’s what it seemed like. Recent pullback aside, 2017 has broadly been a […]

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STORE Capital (STOR): Thank you, Warren Buffett

$STOR Announces that Berkshire Hathaway has invested $377 mlnin the company, representing 9.8% of total shares out… https://stocknews.com/news/stor-announces-that-berkshire-hathaway-has-invested-377-mlnin-the-company/ — StockNews.com (@StockNews) Jun. 26 at 05:50 AM For the record, I owned $STOR before Warren Buffett 😉 — Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Jun. 26 at 08:29 AM Thank you, Mr. Warren Buffett. Yesterday, up-and-coming triple-net retail REIT […]

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Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills

The following is an excerpt from 7 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills. I’m a big fan of monthly dividend stocks. Modern life is built around the idea of the monthly billing cycle: the mortgage payment, car payment, health insurance premiums, electricity, water and phone bills. Even Netflix! Virtually every regular expense we have runs […]

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Where to Look for 6%-Plus Yields

The following is an excerpt from 9 Dividend Stocks to Buy for 6%-Plus Yields. Dividend plays with seriously high yields aren’t particularly easy to come by these days, at least not without stretching and probably taking more risk than we should. But for those willing to look, there are still plenty of dividend stocks to […]

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10 Best Dividend Stocks for the Market’s 10 Sectors

The following is an excerpt from 10 Best Dividend Stocks for the Market’s 10 Sectors. I’ve been a big believer in piling money into the best dividend stocks, then staying there for a long time. Perhaps because the start of my career coincided with the nasty 2000-02 bear market, I’ve always taken the view that […]

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10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay the Bills

Earlier this month, I wrote “10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills.” The following is an excerpt: I like making money in the stock market. But I love dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you have to sell you shares. But the […]

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Realty Income: Let the Monthly Dividend Company Pay Your Bills in 2017

The following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote for InvestorPlace. You can read the full article here. I’ve always been a big believer in taking a total return approach to investing, focusing on both capital gains and income. And with the capital gains looking a little more iffy than usual at current stock […]

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The 7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The following is an excerpt of a piece I wrote for InvestorPlace: The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got slammed. Some of my favorite dividend stocks, REITs and closed-end funds fell by 20% or more… at a […]

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7 Stingy Stocks That Should Raise Their Dividends

The following is an excerpt from 7 Dividend Stocks That Owe You More Money. Nothing is more frustrating to me than stingy dividend stocks. And this is coming from me, a man with a well-deserved reputation as a cheapskate. (I prefer to think of myself as “frugal,” but my friends and family have other choice […]

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